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Paulina Classic Leather Tote

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This leather tote brings out the softer more delicate side of anyone who wears it. Every bag is unique, just like you (or the person you're gifting this to!).

It's perfect for the gal who likes to stand out while also keeping things classic and simple. No frills, but it will definitely call for some attention and compliments.

Go outside wearing this at your own risk -- be prepared to be noticed. 😘


This leather tote is an addition from Catrinka, a brand made for women, by women supporting artisans and creators around the world. So your purchase will also make an impact on another woman's life!

Comes with a detachable zip pouch made from vintage Chiapas textiles to perfect this classic silhouette, that goes everywhere and with everything. Unlined and with no fuss.

100% natural leather is chrome-tanned: no pigments are used in the tanning process and it features natural variations and imperfections that make each bag unique. Sold with pouch and with pom!


This bag was made by four women, including Paulina, in an ethical production group outside of Mexico City. Each bag provides a day's work to women, and a week of life skills mentoring for adolescent indigenous girls through the .

The women behind the bag:

Paulina works in our partner production coop, where she is responsible for finishing and hardware. In 2014, Lidia, one of Paulina's colleagues, is 50 years old and has been working with leather for 35 years. She started working with our production partner 5 years ago. She loves her job and the workshop environment. Lidia is very skilled and very passionate. She loves working with her hands and loves the challenge of making a perfectly finished artisanal bag. Lidia is married and has two children and two grandchildren. She graduated from high school but was not able to pursue a higher degree. She started working in this field because she needed the income, but after some years she fell in love with the techniques, the materials, and all the processes involved in making handmade bags.  Product photography:  Lifestyle featuring and Ilyssa Herrington.

Size: 13" high x 16.5" w x 4.5" g

Material: 100% distressed cow leather

Handmade in Mexico

What do customers say? " I am pretty sure I audibly gasped when I pulled the Paulina out of the box. Paired with that Pom Pom? Absolutely dreamy!" - Ilyssa